Hire a Care Provider
You (the recipient) are responsible for calling your IHSS Social Worker immediately upon hiring an independent provider. You will need to complete and mail the following California Department of Social Services (CDSS) forms to your IHSS Social Worker:
Your provider will not receive time cards until these forms have been received by your IHSS Social Worker and your provider has completed enrollment processes.
Time cards and pay checks are mailed directly to your provider from CDSS; it is your responsibility to monitor that your provider submits time cards to you twice a month for review and signature.
- Do not sign a blank time card
- Make sure your provider has claimed the exact number of hours worked per day on his/her time card
- You are also responsible for paying your share of cost, if you have one, directly to your provider in the amount indicated in the letters you receive from CDSS.